Matcha Beer : How to Make the Green Tea Flavored Beer

“Matcha (抹茶)” is the luxurious Japanese green tea enjoyed in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, “Chado (茶道)”.

Although Matcha powder is usually what is prepared for making Matcha green tea, the green tea powder is sometimes used in Japan as a flavoring for dishes, confections or drinks.

When it comes to the beverage, with Macha powder, milk and sugar, you can make Matcha green tea latte which is very popular in many countries thanks to Starbucks and other coffee chains.

However, have you ever heard that the Japanese green tea powder unexpectedly works well with beer?

Matcha Beer (抹茶ビール)

Matcha Beer

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As the name indicates, Matcha beer is simply a mixture of Matcha green tea and beer. In recent years, the Japanese-style beer has become a topic of conversation in the summer season in Japan.

In fact, there are some places in Tokyo and Kyoto where you can enjoy the fusion of luxurious Japanese green tea and beer during the summer season.

When Matcha green tea powder is combined with beer, the slight bitterness and nice fragrance of Matcha adds its refreshing taste and fragrant aroma to beer, and makes the taste of beer pleasant. What is better, the aftertaste of the beer is also good.

Since the Japanese-style beer is known for being easy to drink, the alcoholic drink could be recommended to those who don’t like beer very much.

Recommended Matcha Beer Recipe

According to d:matcha Kyoto magazine, the ingredients you need to prepare for Matcha beer are only Matcha powder and beer. The Japanese website says that it is better to use high-quality Matcha green tea powder for making a satisfying glass of Matcha beer. Lastly, here is the recommended Matcha beer recipe.


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Matcha Beer (one serving)
Ingredient Quantity
Beer 200 to 250 ml
Matcha green tea powder 2 g
  1. Put 2 g Matcha powder in a glass
  2. Add a small amount of beer to the glass and stir well until the green tea powder is dissolved in the beer.
  3. Pour beer vigorously in order to make bubbles on the beer
  4. Let the beer sit for a while until most bubbles break
  5. Pour the rest of beer slowly
  6. Break big bubbles on the beer with chopsticks or something
  7. Ready to drink, enjoy Matcha beer!


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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